The Crime of Development

A crying shame:

In the Haifa area residents have filed dozens of complaints over the past few months: wild boars are sifting through trash, strolling into backyards and frightening children.

The boar population is apparently growing and because there aren’t any “natural boar predators” in the region, animal specialists and city officials fear the situation may get out of hand. The Society for Nature Preservation has decided to get a grip via controlled hunting expeditions during the coming weeks.

“On one hand they don’t have “natural enemies” in Haifa and on the other hand,” Haifa’s Chief Veterinarian Dr. Dror Dagan explained to Hebrew press, “their natural habitat has been threatened by building and city development. So the boars are forced to search for food and water in residential areas.”

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